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News and Analysis from The Nation on Fiction
February 22, 2017
When Time Stopped Forever
Han Kang’s new novel mines the violent past and uncertain future of South Korean politics.
E. Tammy Kim
February 14, 2017
Sick for Home, Nauseated by Home
The lens of
Homesick for Another World
is, almost without exception, fitted close-up on conversations, petty rumination, and squalid interiors.
Hannah K. Gold
February 2, 2017
Adam Thirlwell on the Many Moods of Henry Green
For the English novelist, life itself was a deadly business.
January 24, 2017
Donald Trump’s Strategy? Destroy the International Community in Order to Save It.
The new president has a wrecking ball, and “internationalism” is written all over it.
December 30, 2016
A Catalog of Cadavers
Claudia Salazar Jiménez sets out to conjure the experience of atrocity in Peru with her debut novel,
Blood of the Dawn
. The result is disquieting—though not in the way you’d expect.
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December 24, 2016
Charles Dickens and the Ghosts of Christmas Present
Our duty as citizens and humans does not end with an electoral disappointment. It begins.
December 6, 2016
The View From 2050: Donald Trump Changed Everything
If only this were science fiction.
November 19, 2016
The Personal Is Political, But Not Always Fictional
What is the novelist Intizar Husain’s theory of Pakistani history?
November 17, 2016
‘I Am Interested in Collective Characters’: An Interview With Nanni Balestrini
The legendary Italian author speaks with Rachel Kushner.
November 11, 2016
The Gods Never Left Us
The enchanted counterworld of the novelist Sjón.